Andrea`s marriage is a disaster. Humiliation and violence are the order of the day. Her attempts to flee from her husband fail. He finds her everywhere, and she falls for his promises that he will change for the better. As the situation worsens, he threatens her and she sees no way out. She kills her husband and immediately turns herself over to the police. Sentenced to 12 years in prison for murder, she writes letters to her daughter that she intends to give her when she becomes an adult. As a result, readers witness how Andrea becomes more self-confident in prison – also in dealing with her crime – learns to stand upright. These touching letters, which Brigitte Biermann has written based on Andrea`s true story, are characterized by much sensitivity and expertise. They also encourage a discussion on guilt and the justice of court decisions.
- Explosive topic – violence against women
- Bestseller author